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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness
Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 20:02:
Epic - app fairness.

Apple's anti-competitive behavior, Epic is free to make their own phone.

My exact thoughts too. Fuck Epic!!
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 15:24:
Beamer wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 13:53:
Again, though, this is the new TITAN. No one bought that, either, because the bump wasn't huge, and because it wasn't aimed at your general enthusiast.
I'd be shocked if more than one person here owned a TITAN, but if you walk into any dev studio, and plenty of graphics design firms, and you'd find quite a lot of them.

Exactly. In nVidia's own words (the constant repetition of "creators" is trying to tell us something, I think):

Similar to TITAN RTX, GeForce RTX 3090 will appeal to the most demanding users. It’s great for creators making movies and rendering cinematics. It’s sure to appeal to researchers building systems for data science and AI. And, of course, it’s ideal for extreme gamers who want to experience the new world of 8K gaming.

The GeForce RTX 3090 enables creators who push their creations to the limits of graphics hardware with professional creation applications and with large models, detailed scenes, and high-resolution textures.

Rendering in these types of applications not only requires a more powerful GPU. It requires more GPU memory. Creators using the GeForce RTX 3090 will find that they can work with datasets that are more than twice as large as those that will fit into the memory of the GeForce RTX 3080.

Cant recall where I read it, but they did some side by side testing on the 3080 and the 3090 on video rendering, and the 3090 blew the 3080 away in the reduced time it took to render. by a few hours from what I saw.

I was someone who was thinking very hard about getting a 3090. But after Beamers comments the other day, I started to look up the card. and after seeing that this card is more of a developers card. I opted to wait it out for a 3080 Ti.

Thanks Beamer for saving me some money
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 18:49:
The 3090 isn't really aimed at enthusiasts

Then what is it aimed at? Because it sure as shit isn't performing up to its price point.

Better to wait for the 3080 Super/Ti at this point. Its rumored to be around the 800 to 900 mark.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released
Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
 
So, to add insult to injury, they release the game exclusively on EGS. then on top of that they put in Denuvo. Yea, this POS game can rot. I've already gotten my time out of this game years ago. Don't need to go down that lane again.

Avoid like the plaque!
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released
Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
 
Somehow, I think this game will have more downloads from Codex, then EGS.
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections
Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
 
Definitely not a good time to be a Chinese company. But this is been brought on themselves after years of IP thieving. The U.S. has definitely come to a boiling point with China.

Also, with all the IP stealing the Chinese have done over the past 10 years, do you really think the Govt would pay them a single Penney? If you do, then your delusional. China can considerer that debt paid in full.
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
 
OK, update on those eBay listings. A guy wrote a bot to purposely drive the prices out of reach to put the scalpers out of business. if true this is great.

Check this out.

https://twitter.com/CP2077Countdown/status/1306633648918192137

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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
 
It was a complete shit show this morning tiring to get a card. A friend of mine tried like hell, but ended up with pages cant be loaded and similar crap like that.

Plus we are seeing on eBay people selling the cards for 10K.

NVidia should have put an end to that kind of manipulation and scalping.

Glad I got a 2080 Super, I can wait this shit show out.
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:37:
SirKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:27:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.

Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.

Yeah Apple is definitely not the good guys here. While Epic intentionally violated the rules it has known about since the beginning of iPhones and deserve to be taken down because of it, they are both guilty of BS business practices. F 'em both.
The apple sheep don't seem to mind that they are getting raped on a daily basis, so why should you care so much? I love the warriors of justice looking out for all of Apple's customers. Thanks guys.

Excuse me? Just how is it that Apple users are getting raped daily? I've been an apple iPhone user for over 10 years. and not once have I ever had any issues with my phone or felt like I was being raped.

Clearly you have some personal issues with apple, but keep those to yourself!!!

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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 16, 2020, 22:11
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 16, 2020, 22:11
Sep 16, 2020, 22:11
 
What Apple is telling Epic is, you want back in and your user base to play the game and buy your in game crap.

Then pay us restitution and we will let you back in but under certain circumstances.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 20:09
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 20:09
Sep 16, 2020, 20:09
 
Verno wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 19:39:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 17:50:
Gamers Nexus wasn't impressed.
Hardware Unboxed wasn't impressed.
Linus wasn't impressed.

Only Jayz"Nvidia"2Cents and Digital"Cherrypicking"Foundry were.

I feel like you're seeing what you want to see. You said Linus wasn't impressed for example but that wasn't his conclusion at all. I watched all of the reviews in question, as well as read several linked here and the general opinion was that it was at least a 25% average increase on the 2080ti and everyone seemed suitably impressed with the FE card, minor quibbles aside.

And this is just the base card, not the supers that may be coming or the OC Ultra Gamer FTW 3 versions and the Ti later. Imagine how much better those cards speeds will be.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:10
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:10
Sep 16, 2020, 12:10
 
Verno wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:21:
The 4k and 1440p performance is outstanding, finally a worthy upgrade to my 1080ti.

Look at TechSpots reviews. They posted performances for just about every game. I like that they did Horizon Zero Dawn. Their review seems spot on. I'm getting 45 FPS at 4K, and they have theirs at 44 FPS. and 71 FPS for the 3080. Thats a nice jump in FPS.

Not sure ill jump on the 3080. I want the 3090.
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 15, 2020, 20:58
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 15, 2020, 20:58
Sep 15, 2020, 20:58
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 20:49:
The vast majority of humans won't be able to tell the difference between 4k and 8k. Another in a long line of technical gimmicks.

Exactly, Most people are struggling to get 60 FPS out of 4K gaming. Imagine trying to get 60 FPS out of 8K?

And these new 30 Series cards will not get you that kind of performance.
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 15, 2020, 20:36
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 15, 2020, 20:36
Sep 15, 2020, 20:36
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 19:55:
It looks good, I guess... but do people even have 8k displays in large numbers? Welcome back to being a testing program/benchmark for 2022, Crysis.

Honestly, I dont know why they made a demo in 8K. Why not 4K? They need to stop pushing something that very few people on this planet even have. The Hardware is not affordable so why show off a demo when we cant play it at 8K. Absolutely lame.
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Re: Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah Early Access
Sep 15, 2020, 19:09
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Re: Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah Early Access Sep 15, 2020, 19:09
Sep 15, 2020, 19:09
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 13:36:
Sounds like it's still pretty rough. I was planning to old off until Nov. or Dec. anyway.

GMG has it for 22 percent off. 15 now. Cant beat that.

I grabbed it, been playing the new area. so far its been pretty cool.
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Re: Bungie Denies MS Acquisition Rumor
Sep 15, 2020, 15:50
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Re: Bungie Denies MS Acquisition Rumor Sep 15, 2020, 15:50
Sep 15, 2020, 15:50
 
Somehow, I doubt this is false. I can see the smoke from the fire burning in the distance.

Its only false because they didn't come to an agreement. which would have been in Bungies best interest to sell.
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Re: Star Citizen Drama
Sep 14, 2020, 19:10
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Re: Star Citizen Drama Sep 14, 2020, 19:10
Sep 14, 2020, 19:10
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 17:32:
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 14:55:
Hasn't it already been 10 years of promises ?, with barely a shell done so far ....

It really is mind-boggling. 10 years, who knows how many 10s of millions gone, and virtually nothing to show for it.

nor will it take 10 to 20 years to deliver

Right. That's because it'll never actually materialize. Oh well, suckers and their money are soon parted, indeed.



Um, dont go grouping all of us in that category. I backed this originally on KS. How were we to know then that this asshat would drag us through hell and back to get a game that we original backed that has now turned into development hell.

So, yea dont group all of us in that one dude.
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Re: Star Citizen Drama
Sep 14, 2020, 15:31
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Re: Star Citizen Drama Sep 14, 2020, 15:31
Sep 14, 2020, 15:31
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 15:11:
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 14:55:
Hasn't it already been 10 years of promises ?, with barely a shell done so far ....

It's 8.5 years right now.. I mean it's getting close.

Yea, Id say thats a bit longer then anyone envisioned this game taking. All because this guy cant stop feature creeping the shit out of the game. Then adding a FPS mode that no one wanted right away. that could have come at a later date when the base game was completed. That is why we as backers are frustrated to no end and are at our wits end with you Mr Roberts!!

But hey, how dare anyone be upset that the games taking to long right??
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced
Sep 11, 2020, 14:05
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced Sep 11, 2020, 14:05
Sep 11, 2020, 14:05
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 11:21:
You build on the inside of a Dyson Sphere. So this is just some factory management game and not constructing a Dyson Sphere. Bleh. Was excited for a second there.



I wonder if they got permission form CBS to use the name. This is a direct rip out of Star Trek.
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Re: Tamarin Released
Sep 10, 2020, 12:27
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Re: Tamarin Released Sep 10, 2020, 12:27
Sep 10, 2020, 12:27
 
Damn, 3 Steam reviews and all 3 negative. not looking good for this one.
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